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Preseason Meeting Notes

Players, Parents, and Coaches came together on January 18th for their Annual review of expectations and guidelines heading into the season.  In case you missed it, review the presentation notes below and review highlighted policies in our team handbook (especially if this is your first year playing at LMHS).

If any of what was covered takes priority, it is:

  1. Ordering apparel–Review the Required Items and the Seasonal Webstore pages (on the Shop tab above).
    • Orders are due by February 1.
    • There are two order forms, one mostly made up of apparel for players to use during practices and games, and the other with things like our annual t-shirt, hoodies, half-zips, and other non-essentials ( but really cool, nonetheless).
    • Once this window closes on the 1st, it will not reopen and your chance to get these items will have passed
  2. Checking to see that all required forms are in.
    • Before a player can begin practicing (March 13) all of the forms below must be completed and on file.  A list of players who have signed up to play will be submitted at the end of the week, and can be checked with Coach Brinkmeyer, beginning Monday.
    • Required forms can be found on the High School’s Athletic Website
      • Medical cards can be picked up in the Athletic Office or from Coach Brinkmeyer

 

 

 

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A new coach as been hired

After an exhaustive search for quality candidates, and numerous interviews, we are proud to announce that Linn-Mar Mens Soccer’s newest addition to the coaching staff is Clark Anderson. Clark will take over the JV coaching duties that became vacant, following the departure of Tim Lovell.  He will also serve as a Varsity Assistant Coach.

Clark is not new to the program; he was a player during his high school career, and the goalkeeper for the program’s first State Tournament team (2004). Clark has stayed close to the program, through the eyes of his brother, who also is an Assistant Coach, working closely with our Fresh-Soph team.

Following high school, Clark attended the University of Iowa, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology. While a Hawkeye, he stayed active.  Clark walked onto the Iowa football team, as a wide receiver but eventually found his calling within the intramural programs, and with the Iowa Women’s Basketball Team (Head Manager, 2009).  His Iowa intramural basketball team finished 3rd in the National Tournament, and his flag-football team finished as the National Intramural Champion.

While this is his first, full-time, soccer coaching “gig”, this is not the first time he has had a coaching job. Clark led a very successful girls basketball program at Iowa City Regina where he served as the head coach from 2010-2014 (after serving as an assistant for one year). He also is currently an Assistant Coach for the men’s basketball team at Coe College.  In addition, Clark currently is an independent sales representative with Juice Plus+.